Women's Basketball

 Kristin Becker
Kristin Becker

Assistant Coach

5th yr

College Degree:
Vanderbilt '90

Kristin Becker enters her fifth season as an assistant coach with the Cowgirl program.

Prior to that, she was an assistant coach at Kansas State University for six seasons (1998-2004). She served as the recruiting coordinator for the Wildcats, helping to bring in some of the program's best players including WNBA draft pick Nicole Ohlde. During that time, KSU advanced to the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2002. The team also won their first ever Big 12 Title during the 2001-02 season while finishing with a mark of 26-8 overall and 11-5 in the league. The previous two seasons, she served as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt under veteran coach Jim Foster. In each of her years with the program, the Commodores qualified for the NCAA Tournament, including a trip to the 1997 NCAA Sweet Sixteen, and finished with an overall record of 40-20. From 1994-95, she served as an assistant coach at Loyola University in Chicago before becoming the interim head coach for one season (1995-96). Her professional coaching career started as a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois University from 1992-94.

She began her college career as a student-athlete at Vanderbilt playing for the Commodores from 1987-90 and was a member of the program's first NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance team in 1990. A three-time All-SEC Academic Honor Roll selection, she earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and was named Female Commodore of the Year her senior year.

After her collegiate career, Becker played for two years in Spain for La Universidad Complutense de Madrid before moving on to Southern Illinois as a graduate assistant.

A native of New Berlin, Wis., she graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt in 1990 with a degree in secondary education. She went on to earn a master's degree in Spanish and linguistics from Southern Illinois in 1994.

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